Height: 6 ft. 4 in
Weight: 200 lbs
Turned Pro: 1992
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Sponsor: Taylor Made
Senden turned pro at the age of 22 in 1992. He started playing on various Tours; Australasian, European and Asian Tours. His first win as a pro came in 1996 at the Indonesian PGA Championship. He won twice in 1998 on the Challenge Tour (the second tier Tour in Europe) and gained a card for the main Tour as a result. He played full seasons on the European Tour from 1999-2001. He decided to try and qualify for the PGA Tour. He attended Q School towards the end of 2001 and managed to secure his first ever PGA Tour card after he finished in a tie for 5th place.
He played 30 events in his rookie season and managed to make the cut on 18 occasions. Senden had a solid eight top 25s with his best result being a tie for 9th place at the Air Canada Championship. He finished his rookie year 114th on the money list and retained his card. Senden played consistent golf for a number of years before claiming his first Tour win in 2006 at the John Deere Classic. He shot a final round 68 to finish a single stroke ahead of American J.P. Hayes. He had another win that year, this time at his native Australian Open where he held off Geoff Ogilvy. He would finish the season 45th on the money list.
Senden had three runner-up finishes in the next three seasons. In 2009, he had a total of seven top 10s including a second place at the Buick Classic. He would end the year 27th in the standings. Despite having a number of successful seasons, Senden’s second Tour win didn’t come for eight years after his first. He captured the Valspar Championship by one shot from Kevin Na. It was one of five top 10 finishes that season and Senden ended the year a career high 25th on the money list.